Apart from the high-tech ski clothing draped over the backs of the wooden chairs, it's a timeless scene. There is no traffic noise and not a modern building in sight, only the schuss of passing skiers, twitching their noses at the glorious smells wafting out from the kitchen.
Sure, we didn't do the average 'Times Sq and Ball Drop' shenanigans - but we lived it up in the city all the same and it was incredible. But before going to NYC I felt like the only option for celebrating 'NYC-Style' was to cram into Times Sq. But I didn't really feel like doing that.
You're locked in a forever war the moment you first witness it, the moment you pull the trigger, hear the sounds, and witness the chaos. You're forever in conflict, the saddest part is the enemy is the only enemy you can't defeat - yourself.
Europe offers some fantastic opportunities for walking and not just in the countryside and wilderness, but also in its cities rich with culture and history. Not only will you explore new places, but walking is also a fun recreational activity suitable for all ages. Here are my picks for the 9 spectacular walks in Europe.
Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.
Often innocently visited by tourists because they love animals, few know the often real brutality that can goes on breaking in and managing elephants (meant for the tourist industry) so that they can be ridden or handled, a concerning issue documented in other S-E Asian countries.
In Rio de Janeiro, a city of beautiful beaches, one of the main characteristics of Carnival is the involvement of inhabitants from the poorest communities, who make this festival one of the main events of the year.
I honestly don't know what I was more petrified by - the chance of diving into the inky-blue sea and never resurfacing, of being left behind after some administrative failure whereby the buddy system fails a la Open Water, or having to spend a week entertaining myself.
Every couple have their own reasons to leave the normal life behind. It doesn't matter why, how, where and when they travel. The important lesson to learn is that you can have a happy marriage without: a standard job, a mortgage, kids and the pressure that society puts on you.
By the time I flew home, I was in talks with a newspaper editor in Nairobi and had six weeks to plan my move: five months, one week and one day after R and I had first met. The nearness of my impending departure, this time with a veiled sense of permanence hanging over it, hit my mum a little more.
The wildlife of the African savannah is what comes most readily to mind for most people thinking of Africa. Heading off on safari to spot lions, elephants, zebras, antelope and other plains game is an exhilarating experience.
So you want to travel this coming year, but you still don't know where to go? Let us give you a few ideas and put you on the right track to find your dream destination! Here are five countries we think you'll want to visit in 2015.
However this is not just about me. It's not just about last week. It's not just about the companies I used. It is about civil and human rights. It is about living in 2015 and seeing disabled people go through these events daily.
'It doesn't matter where or how far you go... the important thing is how alive you are,' said Thoreau. After 25 years of travel writing it is something I am only just beginning to appreciate. More and more I feel what is relevant is not where I travel to, but how I travel.
The gorgeous county of Cornwall is perfect for a holiday when the weather is good - head to the beaches to catch some surf, meander along the clifftop Cornish Coast path or simply take a picnic to a beauty spot to soak in the scenery.
Well, a few weeks later we packed our bags, jumped on a plane to LA and checked into our first hotel to begin our great Californian honeymoon adventure; I wearily opened my luggage, and who should I find? Mabel, of course.